Each of those companies had sales of over £1 billion last year and have been around for over 70 years(at least farnell has)
We as a company use RS and Farnell , and I also use it as an individual(from home) , and they bend over backwards to help.
These circumstances(ethernet port , certifications, lack of stock in numbers for the demand) are not of their making , but then it is the innate nature of humans to moan at anything and everything, I do it too.
RS have sent me over 7 emails keeping me up to date on happenings, here is an extract of one of them :
Great progress this week on moving towards deliveries and mass production…
Together with the Raspberry Pi Foundation we’ve successfully completed compliance testing and certification work for CE, FCC and C-Tick.
This means we are now starting to ship our share of the first 2000 boards that arrived in the UK last week.
We have opened our dedicated Raspberry Pi Store to those lucky people who were first in the registration queue to place their orders.
Now that the Raspberry Pi boards are compliance certified we have triggered our manufacturing processes to move into volume production.
As new batches of Pi’s become available over the coming weeks we’ll be inviting the next in-line into the Raspberry Pi Store to place their orders.
The next batch is already in production so we’re expecting more deliveries shortly and we’ll continue to keep you updated via our regular email and online http://uk.rs-online.com/web/ge.....=questions
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You are an early adopter, things WILL go wrong, it is the nature of this process, I have decided to step back and wait for others to get theirs and come back with definite info on SD cards, drivers, LCD displays that work 100% with the available drivers and many other things